Tragical Women: Madame du Barry“My pen refuses to transcribe the horrors and outrages which he perpetrated […]” Jeanne du Barry in a letter written from her prison cell on the treatment she received at the hands of her lead persecutor George Grieve: “Left alone to struggle on her gilded bed with a man who, while assaulting her physically, abused her in the filthiest language of the Paris gutter, revelling in her humiliation by treating her as if she were the lowest of prostitutes. It is believed that Grieve offered her her life as the price of her favours, and that the disgust with which she repelled his advances explained the fury with which he hounded her to her death.” - Joan Haslip in her book Madame du Barry, The Wages of Beauty
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Carroll, Lewis. Illustrated by Salvador Dali.
Maecenas Press, New York, 1989.
Illustrated by Salvador Dali with 12 color plates, each overprinted with original “remarque” by Dali; original color etching as frontispiece, signed in the plate. (Folio) 17x11½, signatures loose in cloth folder (as issued), with straight-grain morocco & linen drop-back box, ivory clasps (one lacking). No. 1006 of 2500 copies printed on Mandeure paper.
Signed in pencil by Dali on the title page. Typography, etching and remarques printed by Ateliers Rigal. The twelve illustrations printed by M. Nourisson.
Happy 116th Birthday, F. Scott Fitzgerald
(September 24, 1896 - December 21, 1940)
“The history of my life is the history of the struggle between an overwhelming urge to write and a combination of circumstances bent on keeping me from it.”
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec 1864-1901. Dessins, Estampes, Affiches
Maurice Joyant. H. Floury, Paris, 1927.
Illustrated throughout with color plates, plates printed green, red or black, black and white illustrations and one original dry-point etching “Portrait de Monsieur X”. 26.2x19.8 cm. (10¼x7¾”), modern half morocco & marbled boards, spine tooled in gilt, morocco labels; original front wrapper bound in.
Beautifully illustrated catalogue of the works of Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, including many color reproductions of original lithographs on fine paper; and the original dry-point.
Carlos Fuentes, escritor, diplomático y observador de la política mexicana (1928-2012).
“No existe la libertad, sino la búsqueda de la libertad, y esa búsqueda es la que nos hace libres”.
El señor de las Moscas, William Golding (1954)